originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: grandmakdw
I think both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street did try to fix things in their own ways just recently. All the couch surfers content to reelect
corrupt incumbents prevented that change from manifesting itself into reality. Had we had an American Spring and marched on our capitals together,
we'd be living in a different world right now, perhaps a better one.
Perhaps, too bad the media was in the pocket of the government and destroyed the credibility of the Tea Party.
We really do need a new "party".
I've been thinking about a "Common Sense Party"
Platform: No stand on:
things best left to the states
Abolish and leave to the states:
Department of Education and all federal school programs; divide the money spent per student and give to the states to give to the schools on a per
Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol and Firearms; and Drug Enforcement Agencies; divide the money spent per capita and give to the states to handle each issue
as they find is best for their state
Change tax structure:
Abolish income tax completely for people and companies
Institute a national sales tax
(Allowing for people under a certain income to apply for a refund of sales taxes paid, based on proof of all legally obtained income)
Change the way regulations are created.
Abolish ALL federal regulations that have the force of law behind them that were not approved directly by a Congressional vote.
Allow agencies to submit in the form of bills, new regulations to replace the ones abolished to be voted on by Congress after a 30 day public posting
Abolish all law enforcement branches of agencies that are not designed or designated as law enforcement agencies.
Consolidate the NSA, TSA, Border Patrol and Homeland Security into one agency. Limit what they can do to American Citizens without obtaining a
Limit the power of FEMA to disaster relief and disallow purchases not directly related to disaster relief, close all facilities not directly related
to disaster relief or preparedness.
Create laws that severely punish Politicians and Journalists who are proven to have knowingly lied to the American public for any reason other than
those directly and severely affecting national security and the military, or FBI, or CIA.
Make the FDA approve all medical drugs and procedures that are approved for use in European Union countries, within 6 months of approval in European
Union countries or show cause to congress as to why it has not been done.
Allow interstate sale of everything, including insurance policies without restriction on the sale. Insurance policies would have to meet the
regulations of the state they are selling in. No company will be restricted in any way from selling the same product to any state, except to meet the
regulations of that particular state.
Abolish Obamacare, allowing the current exchanges to stand and people enrolled to be grandfathered into the policies.
Write new legislation with the bill striking down the ACA, disallowing an insurance company from denying coverage to a current enrollee for a
pre-existing condition, keeping family coverage to age 26. (The interstate sale of policies will drive the prices down significantly). Keep
Medicaid for the impoverished and lower the threshold for enrollment into Medicaid. Limit medical malpractice awards to cost of care for life plus
average US annual individual income for life,(put into an annunity with no ability to transfer payments), in the case of death a maximum of cost of
care plus $1million.
Exempt start up companies from sending any taxes collected to the federal government for a period of two years from date of startup.
Term limits on all federal political offices. A limit of 12 maximum total years spent in each office held. However, a congressman could serve for 12
years and then become a senator for 12 years and then become President for 12 years.
Term limits on all federal employee upper level management positions held. A limit of 10 years spent in each position above GS 15 or it's equivalent.
Give the United Nations 5 years to move its headquarters to another country and then limit US contributions to the UN based on what all the other
countries are donating per capita.
What would you add? To try and fix our broken government with a new party? If we get enough good suggestions maybe I can write up a platform and try
a new thread.
If everyone agrees the government is totally and completely broken, what's the fix?
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